Skulls spotted around San Antonio to celebrate Day of the Dead
SAN ANTONIO – Several skulls have been spotted across the city, but you don’t need to be alarmed. The skulls are part of the official celebrations of Day of the Dead in San Antonio. The Calavera Exhibition features 18 skulls spread throughout 14 public locations, including The Pearl, San Antonio International Airport, Hemisfair and La Villita. For more information on this year’s Day of the Dead celebrations and activities for the entire family, click here. Related:KSAT to host illuminating virtual Day of the Dead River Walk parade Friday evening
Watch Rooney, daughter of KSAT12 anchor Stephanie Serna, make an altar for Dia de Muertos
SAN ANTONIO – Dia de Muertos commemorates those who have passed away, and some people celebrate by making altars. Good Morning San Antonio Anchor Stephanie Serna’s daughter, Rooney, made an altar for her grandfather this year as a school project. (KSAT)Rooney said your loved ones still think about you every day, and you should never forget about them. “It’s important because they might be happy, like not just happy, but super happy,” Rooney said. “They might think of you every day.”Whether it’s big or small, making an altar for a loved one who’s passed is a great way to remember them.
KSAT será anfitrión del Desfile Virtual Iluminado del Día de Muertos en el Paseo del Río
RJ Marquez has been at KSAT since 2010. He's covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area, and is the lead reporter for KSAT Explains. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms. You can see RJ regularly on KSAT Explains and Good Morning San Antonio.
San Antonio celebra Día de Muertos con desfile virtual
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Learn about the artists behind the Day of the Dead River Walk parade
SAN ANTONIO – Vibrant and joyful spirits will float along the most iconic waters of San Antonio for the Día de los Muertos River Parade. Chef Johnny Hernández, who’s spearheading the events of Day of the Dead across San Antonio, worked closely with city leaders, companies from Mexico and KSAT12 News to brainstorm how to celebrate in a safe way. The best option was to prerecord a river parade closed to the public. Paco Enríquez, technical director of El Volador, works with his team from Mexico to make sure every detail is taken care of ahead of Friday's river parade. “For me, my favorite is the Aztec (barge) because it represents the crossing of the river of life and death,” Enríquez said.
Symbolism behind Calavera in Day of the Dead traditions
SAN ANTONIO – Calaveras are not just the painted skulls you see every year. They are symbolic in many ways for Dia de Muertos. Calaveras can be written or read out load, and are mostly satirical, humorous or poetic. In this Day of the Dead story, we explain how the Calavera has been used traditionally over generations to comment on society, people, politics and entertainment. Find more Day of the Dead stories on KSAT.com:
Barbie releases 2nd edition ‘Dia de Muertos’ doll
SAN ANTONIO – Barbie has announced the second-ever ‘Dia de Muertos’ doll, one of the iconic brand’s most popular dolls in 2019. The doll’s popularity inspired the company to start a new tradition at Barbie by introducing the 2020 edition of the doll. “We wanted to make sure that the second Dia de Muertos Barbie was just as special as the first doll,” Meabe said. Artists and designers from Barbie found ways to introduce new elements to the second doll while still keeping traditional aspects important to the Dia de Muertos celebration. The 2020 Dia de Muertos Barbie Doll is a Black Label doll and will retail for $75 in the online shop.